Two days after it offered it to MSDN subscribers, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) RTM for all developers via the Download Center.
The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (Installer) went live on the Download Center just two days after the upgrade was released to devs with MSDN subscriptions, as the Redmond company announced earlier this week.
” This web installer downloads and installs Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1. An Internet connection is required during installation,” Microsoft explained.
Devs running any edition of Visual Studio 2010, including Express, Professional, Premium, Ultimate, Test Professional , can leverage the SP1 RTM installer in order to upgrade their development platform.
The software giant has made available a Readme containing information about known problems that customers might be coming across - a recommended read prior to the deployment of the service pack.
“Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) will upgrade all editions and languages of Visual Studio 2010 you have already installed. If you install any other editions or languages of Visual Studio 2010 after SP1, you must reapply SP1,” the company added.
There’s some good news for early adopters that have been testing Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta. According to the Redmond company, testers are not required to uninstall the Beta ahead of upgrading to SP1 RTM.
“This download installs Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This service pack release addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer and partner feedback, as well as internal testing,” the company explained.
“These service packs offer Visual Studio users improvements in responsiveness and stability, as well as completes some high-impact scenarios requested by customers.”
Along with the Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Installer, Microsoft is also offering developers the service pack as an ISO image.
The ISO image of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 RTM is designed for customers that wish to upgrade offline machines or that want to distribute the upgrade via physical media.
Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) RTM ISO and Installer are available for download here.